Friday, January 04, 2019

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

A piece of the StarLost- "The Starlost" was this Canadian Science Fiction show that Harlan Ellison created (and violently disowned, go figure), it's all shot on videotape and well, it looks like a Doctor Who where not much happens. They played this show a bajillion times thanks to "CanCon" laws (a certain segment of your broadcast day had to be produced in Canada) so I've seen every episode a bunch. 

The most impressive thing about the show is the ship it's based on and this is a piece of it!  I'm seriously considering buying this. I just don't know how yet.

Hombre Invisible- In Mexico they did really cool and innovative things with Big Jim dolls like making him Bionic or in this case, invisible. It's a simple little trick but it adds mounds of play value, I love toys like this.

Durham's Soaring Spider-Man Plane- I realize Spider-Man of all people didn't have and couldn't fly a plane but LOOK AT THAT BOX ART! PRETTY!

The Blue Knight Police Patrol Car by Larami- I always get amused when I see the plethora of items Larami made for this (totally forgotten) TV series . It's like they had a meeting and said "Kid's love George Kennedy, let's double up on that!"

A whole mess of Shinsei UFO Commander Vehicles- I was fascinated by weird toys with no back story like this as a kid, I know as an adult they were just repackaged Japanese items (to be frank I suspected it then) and I view it as one of the more interesting things about growing up when i did. As a kid, I swore I'd solve mysteries like this and well, I'm sitting in a room full of toys typing away about them 40 years later....


Glenn Saviano said...

I get giddy when I think of all YOUR eBay saved searches(I'm always at my limit myself) and how amazing they must be!

Jack Norris said...

Yeah, that was a nice model; actually kind of sad to learn it's being sold in pieces now. I remember that show, watched it religiously on first run (never really saw it in CanCon reruns though, I remember trying to tape it a couple of times when Space had it on at like 4 in the morning). Finally got the DVD out of the library many years later. Yeah, just bizarre to imagine the very idea of shooting a science fiction show on video using chroma-key and stuff for your special effects. I remember one episode where they actually showed the full model in some "simulation room" or whatever, it was obviously a huge and impressive bit of craftmanship.

YesterdayIsNow said...

Little known fact: Kids do love George Kennedy.


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